YF warning in Nigeria for Ebonyi’s high-risk foreign workers

A WHO Disease Outbreak News post on Sept 26 notes that the risk of yellow fever spreading from the current outbreak in Ebonyi state and adjacent to the borders of Cross River and Benue states ‘represents a moderate risk at regional level’ but, as one case has already occurred in an overseas worker (who worked in Izzi LGA but lived in (urban) Abakiliki LGA , ‘there is risk to national and international workers in high-risk extractive industries like open-pit mining and forestry, underscoring the importance of ensuring all international travelers and workers are vaccinated according to International Health Regulations (IHR) recommendations’. More information is also available on the outbreak in Bauchi state. Read more.

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